Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What United did wrong both before and after passenger was dragged off

First of all, the passenger that was picked up and dragged off the plane was a doctor who was needed to save lives somewhere else. So, this just gets worse and worse as time goes on. United Air Lines Stock has dropped so far $1 billion dollars in value so far just since this incident so there are going to be a whole lot of really pissed off United Air Lines Stockholders for example with many stockholders selling their stocks as a protect against how this doctor was treated.

 What is even more crazy is he wasn't removed and injured and bloody from having to give up his seat to another passenger. Instead to add insult to injury he was removed by security officials to place in his seat the crew of a Louisville, Kentucky plane that couldn't take off without their crew.
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    What United did wrong before and after passenger was dragged off

    Apr 10, 2017 · ... did wrong beforeand afterpassenger was dragged off plane. What United did wrong before and after passenger was dragged off. ... United ... 

    What United Airlines did wrong before — and after — passenger was dragged off plane

    United Airlines is facing lots of turbulence this week.
    First, a video recorded Sunday of passenger David Dao being forcibly pulled off one of its planes went viral on the internet — causing a stir both stateside and abroad over how the man was treated.
    Amid the uproar, CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement in which he only apologized that the airline had to ask four people to leave the flight, not to the man who was screaming as he was pulled out of his seat.
    "This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United," said Munoz, who last month was named PRWeek's Communicator of the Year. "I apologize for having to re-accomodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened."
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    The executive added that United Airlines would speak to Dao about the incident to get his side.

    Critics panned United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz's response to the incident.  

    (Richard Drew/AP)
    Munoz's comments were compounded by a message he sent to staff Monday night — later obtained by several news outlets — in which he defended the actions of United employees and police, calling the passenger "belligerent." He added that $1,000 was offered to each passenger asked to get off the plane.
    One public relations expert didn't see the upside to Munoz's statements.
    "It's amazing how he was able to rise to CEO," Mark Macias, a PR consultant and CNBC contributor, told the Daily News. "As far as what he did wrong: he lacked empathy. He made practically every crisis mistake. He criticized the passenger. "
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    Even White House press secretary Sean Spicer weighed in on the “unfortunate incident” at a Tuesday briefing.
    David Dao was recorded being dragged off the plane.

    David Dao was recorded being dragged off the plane.

    (@JayseDavid via Twitter)
    “I don't think anyone looks at the video and isn't disturbed that another human being is treated that way,” said Spicer, who declined to comment on the investigation into the altercation. “Clearly seeing another human being be dragged down an aisle … I don't think there is situation where you couldn't have said this could have been handled a little better.”
    A petition on Change.org calling for Munoz's removal as CEO of the publicly traded airline — which had nearly 19,000 signatures by Tuesday afternoon — also cited United Airline's decision to bar two teenage girls from a flight because they were wearing leggings.
    Prolonged outrage about the dragging led the executive to issue another letter to employees on Tuesday, where he said "disturbed by what happened on this flight."
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    "I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to al lthe customers aboard. No one should ever be mistreated this way," he said, adding that "we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right."
    Stocks fell four points Tuesday morning after the video went viral.

    Stocks fell four points Tuesday morning after the video went viral.

    (David J. Phillip/AP)
    Macias, the PR expert, said Munoz's biggest mistake was focusing his comments more on the airline and less about the passengers.
    "This isn't about United. This is about the customers," he said. "My PR interns have probably learned that in school."
    Things didn't bode well for United Tuesday even beyond public relations. Shares of the company fell more than four points not long after the market opened, CNBC reported, making the company the worst-performing of the day in the S&P 500.
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    A United spokesman said Tuesday that the flight was sold out — clarifying earlier statements that it was overbooked.
    Dao was seen disoriented and bloodied after the incident.

    Dao was seen disoriented and bloodied after the incident.

    (Kaylyn Davis-Twitter)
    The spokesman told USA Today that the airline and its subsidiary decided to bump four passengers to fit crew members to Louisville, where they were slated to later fly out.
    “They were considered ‘must-ride’ passengers,” United spokesman Jonathan Guerin told USA Today.
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    Overbooking — originally believed to be the reason why the passengers were bumped — is typically common to avoid empty seats on flights.
    "Airlines overbook because people don't show up for flights and they don't want to go with empty seats," George Hobica, founder of airline rate website Airfarewatchdog.com, told CNN Money.
    Overbooking rules are governed under the U.S. Department of Transportation, which mandates that an airline first ask if anyone wants to give up their seats. If the company must force people off involuntarily, they typically must be compensated, according to the department. CNN Money reported that happened 46,000 times in 2015.
    But bumping passengers usually happens at the gate — before they board — not once people have entered the plane, experts told CNN Money.
    Social media users slam United over passenger's treatment
    "This is pretty unusual, what happened," Hobica told CNN Money.
    The United Airlines incident caused a stir on social media, with the hashtag #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos trending on Tuesday.
    "First We Seat You. Then We Beat You. Not So Friendly Skies. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos" user @akmk wrote, playing off of United Airlines' "Fly the friendly skies" slogan.
    "Our prices are unbeatable. But not our customers. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos," wrote @killercola1969.
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